One of the most highly ranked high school football players in Kentucky is heading out of state to Alabama.
Jedrick Wills from Lafayette (Lexington, Ky.) announced his commitment Tuesday via Bleacher Report video, changing into different suits that were either the color or had logos of his finalists. Family and friends expressed displeasure with each suit until he came out with the Alabama suit. He picked the Tide with a white suit that had the lining filled with Alabama logos when he opened his coat.
Losing Wills — whose high school is about two miles from Kentucky’s stadium — is a blow to the Wildcats, although Alabama was thought to be the leader throughout the process.
Wills recently received his Under Armour All-America Game honorary jersey and is the only player scheduled to participate from Kentucky.
Wills, who is 6-5 and 318, is ranked as the No. 6 guard in the nation by ESPN. Meanwhile, Rivals ranks him Wills as the No. 16 overall recruit and No. 4 offensive tackle.
He chose Alabama over Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Notre Dame, among others.